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Nicholas C. Conte is one of Virginia’s premier corporate law attorneys. As Chairman of Woods Rogers and of our Corporate Law Group, he concentrates his practice in corporate and business law for start-up companies, closely held businesses and public companies throughout Virginia.


He has handled a wide range of corporate and business matters, representing companies in a variety of industries, including high tech, biotechnology, services and manufacturing. Nick has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, contract law, computer law, Internet business matters, succession planning, venture capital and financing.


Nick is vice chair of the Virginia State Bar’s Business Law Section and is a member of the Business Law Section of the Virginia Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He also serves on the Corporate Governance Committee of the ABA’s Business Law Section.


He imparts his wisdom as an adjunct professor of law at Washington and Lee University Law School, where he teaches a class on corporation finance.

Nick’s many media accolades include being named a Legal Elite in Virginia Business magazine, and making the lists of Best Lawyers in America and Virginia Super Lawyers magazine. He’s also been recognized by The Roanoker magazine as one of the top business attorneys in the Roanoke Valley.


Nick is an active member of the community, serving on the boards of directors of The Virginia Economic Bridge, United Way of Roanoke Valley, the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council and Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.

He received both his undergraduate degree and his law degree from the College of William & Mary.


Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 34%
  2. Tax: 33%
  3. Business: 33%


Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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Contact info

10 South Jefferson Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 14125
Roanoke, VA, 24038-4125


VAAuthorized to practice law198703/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2011
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2010
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2010
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2010
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2009
Listed as one of Roanoke's Top AttorneysThe Roanoker2009
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerWoods Rogers, PLC1987 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia Bar AssociationPractice Management - Executive CommitteeN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
Roanoke Bar AssociationMemberN/A
The Virginia Economic BridgeBoard of DirectorsN/A
United Way of Roanoke ValleyBoard of DirectorsN/A
New VA Corridor Technology CouncilBoard of DirectorsN/A
Taubman Museum of ArtBoard of DirectorsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
College of William and MaryN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Non-Profit Seminar SeriesEndowment issues & deaccession of gifts, board governance, tax matters and employment law2008